Promoting Evidence-informed Policies


Developing Alternatives To Existing Policies

Public Policy in Africa Initiative

our identity

The PPAI is Africa's think-tank. Our mission is to promote evidence-informed policies, economic liberty, entrepreneurship, women empowerment, human rights, democracy, government integrity, effective and fair justice systems that help countries in Africa prosper in free, fair and sustainable economies!

We favour a circular vision whereby we take into consideration, in addition to the economy, the society and the environment. Economists and policy analysts are following the novel coronavirus pandemic closely, and we are developing alternatives to existing policies which are capable of delivering growth needed to recover swiftly from the upcoming recession in Africa!

Founded in 2020 by Hugue Nkoutchou, the PPAI’s vision is Powering the African Economy. PPAI started as a LinkedIn group, and evolved into a think tank.

Areas of Research

Our Key areas of research include:

health

agriculture

governance

youth

employment

SMEs

education

climate change

entrepreneurship

Our Core Values

Liberty, Integrity & Quality

Liberty:
We believe in freedoms more than any other things, without neglecting the others.

Integrity:
It is our own belief that each and everyone of us should do the right thing.

Quality:
Our works should be of good quality and excellent.

Our Purpose

who we are

We are a rights think tank. We favor a circular vision whereby we take into consideration, in addition to the economy, the society and the environment. Economists and policy analysts are following the novel coronavirus pandemic closely, and we are developing alternatives to existing policies which are capable of delivering growth needed to recover swiftly from the upcoming recession in Africa.

The vision of the Public Policy in Africa Initiative is: Powering the African Economy.

The mission of PPAI is to promote evidence-informed policies, economic liberty, entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, human rights, democracy, government integrity, effective and fair justice systems that help countries in Africa prosper in free, fair and sustainable economies.

Our core values define what is important to us as a think tank and give us a framework of conduct: Liberty, Integrity & Quality.

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“We can no longer continue to make policies for ourselves, our countries, our region and our continent on the basis of whatever the westerners will give us. It will not work, it has not worked...Our responsibility is to charter a path which is about how we can develop our nations ourselves.”

—Ghanian President His Excellence Nana AKUFO-ADDO’s Speech, 07 December2017

 “only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”

— Milton Friedman

“The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.”

— Milton Friedman

“Basic institutions that protect the liberty of individuals to pursue their own economic interests result in greater prosperity for the larger society.”

— Adam Smith

“...where effective competition can be created, it is a better way of guiding individualefforts than any other... regards competition as superior not only because it is in mostcircumstances the most efficient method known but even more because it is the only methodby which our activities can be adjusted to each other without coercive or arbitraryintervention of authority.”

— Frederick Hayek

“I would like to say a big thank you to PPIAI for the PPIAI-coding class initiative. Recently I was informing a brother in about the python language course that we are learning and there is a gentleman who was sitting next to us listening to our conversation and just after he asked me if I already knew how to code in python I said not yet but I'm still learning. The gentleman in question gave me his contact and asked me to call him at the end of my training because he has a team of developers and he is looking for someone who masters the python language. Now I can see how this training is precious and constitutes a real opportunity for us Africans.  I would also like to encourage my classmates to hold on because the training will really help us in a dimension that will even surprise us.”

— Lukress Yvanna Mbogne Kamno-PPiAI Coding class student of 2021 (Term 1)

"The fundamental cure for poverty is not money but knowledge."

— Arthur Lewis

read our latest publications

Micronutrient Deficiencies in South Sudan | A Policy Paper by Benita Kayembe

August 31, 2021

The Impact Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Education, Livelihoods & Food Security Status:

June 28, 2021

What Is The Impact Of Microfinance On Poverty Conditions In Sub-Saharan Africa?

March 26, 2021

Sustainable Livestock Production In Africa: Lessons From The Danish Specific Pathogen-free System For The Management Of Swine Diseases In Africa

August 31, 2021